Table 1

Factor loadings for CEBQ items estimated from the principal components analysis

Number Factor**

Factor Loading

Communality


Factor 1

26.4%

Food Responsiveness

My child is always asking for food

0.76

0.69

Given the choice, my child would eat most of the time

0.87

0.80

Even if my child is full up she finds room to eat her favorite food

0.62

0.55

If allowed to, my child would eat too much

0.83

0.75

If given the chance, my child would always have food in her mouth

0.78

0.73

Factor 4

5.3%

Enjoyment of Food

My child is interested in food

0.69

0.65

My child looks forward to mealtimesa

0.44

0.61

My child enjoys eating

0.75

0.68

My child loves food

0.62

0.62

Factor 5

4.9%

Emotional Over Eating

My child eats more when worried

0.71

0.65

My child eats more when annoyed

0.70

0.70

My child eats more when she has nothing else to dob

0.35

0.54

My child eats more when anxious

0.69

0.73

Factor 6

3.7%

Desire for Drinks

My child is always asking for a drink

0.83

0.73

If given the chance, my child would always be having a drink

0.86

0.77

If given the chance, my child would drink continuously throughout the day

0.62

0.80

Factor 7

3.1%

Emotional Under Eating

My child eats less when angry

0.70

0.57

My child eats less when she is tired

0.18

0.85

My child eats less when upset

0.80

0.70

My child eats more when she is happy

0.59

0.54

Factor 3

7.3%

Food Fussiness

My child refuses new foods at first

0.84

0.73

My child enjoys a wide variety of foods (Reverse item)

0.31

0.56

My child is interested in tasting food she hasn't tasted before (Reverse item)

0.80

0.68

My child decides that she doesn't like a food even without tasting it

0.79

0.69

My child is difficult to please with meals

0.59

0.50

My child enjoys tasting new foods (Reverse item)

0.81

0.68

Factor 2

11.1%

Slowness in Eating/Satiety Responsiveness

My child finishes her meal quickly (Reverse item)

0.70

0.65

My child takes more than 30 minutes to finish a meal

0.78

0.65

My child eats less when angry

0.76

0.71

My child eats more and more slowly during the course of a meal

0.75

0.60

My child leaves food on her plate at the end of a meal

0.54

0.56

My child gets full up easily

0.30

0.54

My child gets full before her meal is finished

0.56

0.50

My child cannot eat a meal if she has had a snack just before

0.33

0.42

My child has a big appetite (Reverse item)

0.21

0.62


** Number Factor given by Stata Program on the principal component factor analysis.

a b Factor loading was 0.61 in factor 1

Santos et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:108   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-108

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